Welcome to Our Magical Region

Now that you’re Finding Awesome, know that through this pandemic we're Still Awesome so that you can have a blast Being Awesome, ensuring that you, us, him, her, them, and this magical place Stays Awesome for centuries to come.

Jump right in, and start exploring our year-round destination.

Explore the region

Things to see and do is pretty much endless. There are spas and shops of all sorts, beautifully preserved heritage buildings, art galleries, golf courses and resorts, hiking, biking, paddling, and...see, endless. We have put together some trip ideas, and lots of stories to inspire your travels.

Arts, Culture, & Heritage

The famous "Kootenay vibe" runs through the arts, heritage and people of our region. With more heritage buildings per capita than anywhere else in British Columbia, Nelson’s and Kaslo's culture can be seen in our historic and gorgeously-restored homes, shops and buildings. 

Shop & Dine

Shopping in the area takes the notion of “shop local” to a whole new level with artisans and boutique shops. Our cafes and restaurants are among BC’s best, with award-winning chefs, top of the line wine lists, locally roasted coffee, and a full spectrum of local beers (four micro-breweries). We have a culinary nightlife scene as diverse as they come, from charmingly mild to outright wild. We can honestly say we have more restaurants per capital than Vancouver, New York or San Francisco!

Stay

From historic downtown Nelson hotels and inns to private beachfront campgrounds and resorts, you’ll find accommodations for every taste and budget.

Look around our website to find out more on Places to Stay.

The Region

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Read our visitors guide online or order a copy of the official visitor's guide and map for our region.

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